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AD2863 Sustainable Urban Planning and Design Studio 2.1- Urban Ecologies 22.5 credits

The aim of this studio-based course is to give an introduction to urban planning and design strategies, and establish a broad understanding of the complex economic, political, social, environmental and physical forces that influence urban growth and development. The course will give participants an insight into the social, cultural and political implications of urban transformation, as well as provide training in analysing, describing and responding architecturally to urban spaces as a physical entity. 

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AD2863 (Autumn 2016–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Bachelor degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, or Physical Planning and the acceptance to the program through a portfolio. In admittance, priority will be given to students who participated in Studio 1.1 and Studio 1.2.

For external students:

• A completed Bachelor Degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, or Physical Planning.

• Documented proficiency in English B or equivalent.

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • PRO1 - Project, 8,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO2 - Project, 8,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • ÖVN1 - Orientation Project, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • ÖVN2 - Group Exercise, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

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Education cycle

Second cycle

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